Exploring extracts from texts, we’ll study a range of sources from Shakespeare to present day on the one-week intensive Theatre Studies course. We’ll go behind the scenes, looking at the themes and theories that shape the contemporary stage and also give you free reign to engage in staged readings of relevant texts too.
Study Theatre Studies with us and you’ll learn how to spot the theatrical cues and themes in plays, films, and dramatisations and understand character development and communication with our in-depth Theatre Studies course. Collaborate with students from around the world to contribute to the intercultural understanding of the stage and behind the scenes meaning.
Our blended-learning courses combine tutor taught seminars and practical sessions to give you a chance to apply your learning to a real-life situation. These collaborative sessions are taught in conjunction with industry-focused workshops and trips, bringing you closer to leading businesses and innovators, which may include career development workshops or Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Blended-learning courses culminate in students presenting to peers, staff and external experts.
"Choosing to take part in this exciting, fun-filled trip has been one of the best decisions I have ever made."
"Oxford Summer Courses has exceeded my expectations and has been a great way for me to meet people from all over the world while experiencing all that Oxford has to offer."
"My tutor was open to suggestions about other material we would like to see and study, like poetry!"
Where it all began. Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and it’s also where Oxford Summer Courses was born. Known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford has educated and inspired world-changing thinkers through the ages. And its renowned tutorial teaching keeps the university among the global elite. But it’s so much more than books. This is a lively, cosmopolitan and open-minded place. There’s room for everyone, with something new (or very old) to discover at every turn.
All of the accommodation in Oxford is based within Oxford University college grounds, and the beautiful buildings that date back in some cases to the 13th century, present a real sense of the traditional university. Although the bedrooms have been appropriately modernised, they remain in-keeping with the college surroundings with lots of character and charm. Accommodating full-time students during term time, the rooms are practical and usually have some desk space for quiet study time. Each corridor houses a pastoral member of staff, who oversees students throughout the night. We are able to offer twin or single bedrooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities.
You will get the chance to eat at a range of Oxford's best restaurants and cafes during the week, and each Friday evening you will experience an Oxford University formal hall. As an Oxford Summer Courses student, you will get to attend two formal halls per course, where you can expect an excellent dining experience and an electric atmosphere, as students and staff celebrate the achievements of the week together. Usually followed by a traditional party and graduation ceremony it really is an experience of a lifetime, so don’t forget your cameras for this one!
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